In a single year, Venom’s puppies can generate sales of over a million dollars, with Matt struggling to keep up with demand.
Venom has gained fame worldwide for his unmistakeable bodybuilder physique, with his muscular build allied to his short frame and big, warm smile.
Venom (call name ‘Chunk’) lives with his owner Matt Siebenthal, Matt’s wife Deanne and their son Christian in Lake Worth, Florida, along with his fellow dogs Ch Lucky Lucianna, King Tyson and Lil Ting.
Venom now has offspring in 12 countries and has become one of the world’s most sought after stud dogs.
Matt told Barcroft TV: “Venom has become a bit of a legend in the bully world for his ability to reproduce himself.”
He’s so consistent, that several of his puppies look exactly like him! So much so, they have become known as “Clones” or “mini Chunks” and “Chunklets.” He has over 250 Offspring.
“We are proud to have in-house and to have produced multiple ABKC Pocket Champions.”
Pocket ABKC Champions “Lucky” Lucianna, Fury & Swizz (2 Majors in 1st Show) of Venomline
In addition, Venomline has added another potential micro bully star to their roster: 2017 Bully King Magazine mascot, Venom’s half brother,Omega.
Matt said: “We are extremely excited about the addition of Omega, and also the opening of our second location, Venomline South, our first branch outside of Venomline.”
Matt considers his dogs as a part of his family and said: “When people take one of our dogs into their home, they become family.
“Our dogs sleep in beds and are a part of our family, not kept locked up in kennels all day.
“We pride ourselves in producing dogs that have a “wow” factor, along with great temperament and athleticism despite the heavy muscle/bone they carry.”
“We always make sure that our dogs are taken care of and if someone can’t care for one of our dogs, it is not going to a shelter, I will come and reclaim that dog because they are that important to us.”
On averageVenom’s puppiessell for about six to eight thousand dollars, they can be above or below that range, depending on the litter and also the male and female being paired. However, the owner said that unlike many breeders, they do not depend on their dogs to make a living, this is more a passion of theirs.
Matt has been involved with the breed for close to a decade and started a magazine dedicated to the breed –Bully King Magazinearound three years ago to share his love and passion for the bully breeds with others.
Jackie Amendola, who owns one of Venom’s daughters – ABKC Champion, Fury told Barcroft TV: “American Bullies are amazing dogs, even pictures don’t justify how awesome these dogs are, there is so much personality, love, and athleticism, and just the colours and the demeanour are amazing. I just love it.”
Venom is in such demand that there were rumours that he’s been valued at $2 million, a suggestion that Matt played down.
He said: “There’s been a rumour that I’ve been offered $2million for Venom.
“I’ve never been offered $2million, but if I was offered $2million, that’s life changing money, but I still wouldn’t sell him.
“He’s a family member, and we’re proud of what he’s creating with his own line, and the joy that he brings our family, you can’t put a price tag on that.”